Kōkako short film looking for actors after winning NZ Film Commission funding

Aaron Falvey Film, Short Leave a Comment

Three Nelson filmmakers have won coveted New Zealand Film Commission funding for their short film about a young woman searching for the South Island kōkako while facing family issues along the way.   An audition callout for the film’s roles will be made shortly and people can email kokakofilm@gmail.com to sign up for notifications.   The filmmakers are looking for …

Marlborough movie hub rejected as council votes for capital funding plan

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Marlborough movie hub rejected as council votes for capital funding plan BY ANAN ZAKI TAMZIN GOLDSWORTHY The Cape Campbell Lighthouse featured in the 2016 film The Light Between the Oceans starring Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender.  Marlborough has decided against establishing its own movie hub, opting instead to rely on Wellington to promote the region as a location for international and domestic …

Director Toolkit Workshops Confirmed for Region

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DIRECTOR TOOLKIT WORKSHOPS CONFIRMED! The New Zealand Film Commission has confirmed funding for the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand to host two fully-funded Director Toolkit workshops exclusively for Top of the South Film Production Society members this year! One workshop will be hosted in Blenheim and one workshop will be hosted in Nelson. We value the opportunity to educate our society members and our …

Talent Development Funding for Filmmakers

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The Talent Development Fund supports filmmakers to develop their career. The New Zealand Film Commission can fund individuals and businesses who wish to develop their talent. What they fund Help to cover the costs of a professional development opportunity. We offer a grant of up to $5,000 for an individual to cover costs of: Attending a workshop Being mentored through …

Submissions have Closed!

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Entries for the Top of the South Film Festival 2017 have officially closed and we are pleased to announce that we received a whopping 19 Short Film Submissions and for the first time, 1 Feature Film submission! The films have now been sent to Film and Video Labelling Body New Zealand for both classification as well as selection by our …

Recruiting for hp 48hrs: Blenheim Team!

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Howdy! The clever monkeys behind the inaugural TOTS Blenheim team have formulated a winning plan to ensure success at this years 48hrs film competition. Now all we need is YOU!   Wait… What? HP 48hours FURIOUS FILMMAKING COMPETITION  25-27 August 2017. WRITE | SHOOT | CUT | SURVIVE   We are looking for volunteers for help with the following areas. Actors …

Shooting a TVNZ “New Blood” Webisode Pilot

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Shooting a TVNZ “New Blood” Webisode Pilot By Tim Hawthorne Dawn Marron wrote Bananaruma as a play for the Nelson Fringe Festival 2016. It was extremely well-received with many people commenting that it would make a great TV series so when a friend told Dawn about TVNZ “New Blood” web series competition (https://www.tvnz.co.nz/webseries-comp), she thought, why not? She hadn’t written …